Solaris Common Desktop Environment: User's Guide

Configuring Conduits

The Conduits tab contains a list of all the conduits that are available to the PDA Sync application. This is not a fixed list, as conduits can be added and removed. Active conduits are indicated with a check mark. A Synchronize operation runs all of the active (checkmarked) conduits ONLY, as shown in the following figure.

Figure 20-3 Configuring Conduits


The buttons below the scrolling list represent actions you can take on the selected conduit in the list (except the Add Conduit button). When the pointer is over one of the buttons, the button name is displayed in a small Button Tag that appears near the button. The button names in the toolbar are:


The Configure Calendar Conduit window enables you to determine how appointments are synchronized between calendar applications. Refer to the following figure.

Figure 20-4 Configuring the Calendar Conduit


In this window you can:


The Configure Memo Conduit window enables you to synchronize text files between the desktop and the PDA as shown in the following figure.

Figure 20-5 Configuring the Memo Conduit


You change the data synchronization direction to:

In the memos directory, separate directories can be created for different categories of memos, such as Business and Personal. These become categories on your PDA when synchronized. Conversely, new categories on your PDA become directories in the memo folder on your file system when synchronized.


The Configure Address Conduit dialog box (refer to the following figure) enables you to determine how entries are synchronized between address applications.

Figure 20-6 Configuring the Address Conduit


In this window you can select the data synchronization direction. The default is to merge the data.


The Configure System Conduit backs up all system information, graffiti shortcuts, and any .pdbs and .prcs that are NOT already associated with other applications. The default is that your PDA overwrites the desktop. Refer to the following figure.

Note -

You should choose "Desktop overwrites PDA" only if everything on your PDA has been corrupted or lost. Refer to the following figure.

Figure 20-7 Configuring the System Conduit



The Configure Mail Conduit window tells your PDA your INBOX location. Refer to the following figure.


In this dialog you can define the IMAP location of the INBOX (server.domain) or the local location of the INBOX (path and filename).

In addition, the IMAP choice requires that you submit a login ID and password. You can save the login and password to avoid retyping. If the ID and password are NOT saved, synchronization is interrupted every time with the following dialog box (refer to the following figure).

Figure 20-8 Configuring the Mail Conduit


You can choose to have the desktop mailbox overwrite your PDA mailbox. This is set to "OFF" by default.

Note -

This option should only be used if your PDA INBOX folder is not in sync with your desktop.

All other setup for mail synchronization is done on your PDA. When you synchronize, your PDA automatically:

In the Mail synchronization options on the PDA, you can tell your PDA to:


The Configure Installer Conduit window allows you to determine which files (applications or databases) to install on your PDA. Refer to the following figure

Figure 20-9 Configuring the Installer Conduit


In this dialog you can display all the files that are available for installation to your PDA. These are all the files currently in the default install directory. Use the Add PalmPilot Applications window refer to the following figure), by clicking the plus (+) symbol, to add files. To delete files from the list, select the file and click the minus (-) symbol. All files in the list are installed on the next sync operation.

Figure 20-10 Adding an Application


Adding a Conduit

Click the Add button on the Add PalmPilot Applications window to get to the Add Conduit window. This enables you to add conduits to PDA Sync. Refer to the following figure.

Figure 20-11 Adding a Conduit


The available conduits come from one of three categories, represented in the pull-down menu:

If you want to add a new conduit not currently in any of the folders, press the "Import Conduit" button to bring up the Import Conduit dialog. Refer to the following figure.

Figure 20-12 Importing a Conduit


Select a file and press the Import button. The file will be copied into the selected folder. If it is a conduit previously deleted from the Conduit tab, it will automatically be added back to the list. If the Conduit is a new one, then the Associate Conduit dialog will display. Refer to the following figure.

A list of the available databases will display in this list only if they are already installed on the PalmPilot. If you want to install a new database you must first install the database (refer to the Installer section under Configuring Conduits).

Then select a database in the list and click OK. The conduit will be added to the conduit list.

Figure 20-13 Associating Conduits